THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Children compete in track meet, people beat heat

Sunday, July 14, 2013 | 4:52 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — This week, Missourian photographers captured images around Columbia of children competing in sports as well as residents celebrating Christmas in July and Ramadan.

In this photograph by Sini Stephan, Taylor Dean puts a shot during a Blue Thunder Track Club track meet Saturday at Rock Bridge High School.

Quint Smith took this photograph of John Tracy, left, with his 1976 Volkswagen Westfalia bus on Saturday at the first CoMo Bug and Bus Bash. Tracy, who sits with Sean Foley, inherited the bus from his mother.

On Friday, Unho Yic captured this image of Florida residents Taylor Boyd, 14, and her mother Karen Boyd, waiting to look for endangered gray bats at Devil's Icebox Cave.

Camilla Gumati drinks green tea in this photograph by Unho Yi on Wednesday. She had finished the first dinner of Ramadan at the Gumatis' house.

Quint Smith captured this image of Tayvon Criswell, 3, playing with Santa's beard during Christmas in July put on by the Voluntary Action Center on Thursday at the Missouri United Methodist Church.

Quint Smith shot this image at the Twin Lakes Recreation Area of Paul Jackson, left, and Nicole Pasulka resting in the shade with their dog Alfie. The heat index reached 100 degrees.

Jennah Sontag took this photograph of Susan Kitchen, left, and Blaise Brazos dividing daylily clumps July 7 at Brazos' house on Broadway.

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